LEO Board 2019

This years board consists of Juliette Krop (LUMC, Chair and External Affairs), Sanne de Vet (Social Science, External Affairs and Secretary), Laura Garcia (LUMC, PR Officer and Event Coordinator) & Lýdia Štofanová (Science, Treasurer and Webmaster)

All members of the board can be reached at info@leoleiden.nl.

Juliette Krop

My name is Juliette. I am the new chair of the LEO board of 2019 and, together with Sanne, also represent LEO at external meetings. I am in the first year of my PhD in the LUMC and look into the maternal immune system during pregnancy complications. My goal in the LEO board is helping all PhD candidates, from first to last year, who are struggling with a great variety of problems to find their way and get more comfortable with the PhD life. Besides that, I like to meet PhD candidates from different faculties, and LEO makes that easy. So I look forward to meeting new people at our events and monthly drinks!

Sanne de Vet

Hi all, I’m Sanne and I’m in the first year of my PhD in the field of parenting, child care and development. My project focuses on the well-being of infants in professional child care. As the new secretary of the LEO Board and external affairs contact person (together with Juliette), I hope we can continue the good work of previous boards and keep offering interesting, empowering, inspiring and fun activities for all PhDs. Please contact us when you have questions or suggestions and we hope to see you at our events! 

Laura Garcia

Hi all! I’m Laura from Andorra and I’m in the 4th year of my PhD. I studied Biotechnology in Spain and then moved to Leiden to do my master and continue with my PhD at the LUMC. The aim of my project is to develop a successful and less toxic gene therapy for some immunodeficiencies. As new event organiser and PR of LEO, my task will be to organize social and educational events where to socialise and have fun with your fellow PhD students of Leiden University. Besides, I will make sure to promote the events and keep you updated with the upcoming activities. Hope to see you at one of our events!

Lýdia Štofanová

Dear reader, as you have probably already noticed, my name is Lýdia and I am in charge of LEO finances for this following year and I also take care of our lovely and very useful website. I am in my first year of PhD in Astronomy and the aim of my project is to study the hot X-ray emitting gas in our Universe with focus on very massive objects as groups and clusters of galaxies. I made a decision to join the LEO board to have more opportunities to meet PhD candidates from different fields and broaden my mind and deepen my knowledge by having interesting discussions with them. I can’t wait to meet you all at our interesting upcoming events!